Best Shampoos 2016-2017 Top Reviews

They often refer to it as your crowning glory, and why not? Lustrous, soft locks will always be the fashion no matter what era or decade you find yourself in. Even before going to salons have become the ‘thing’, hair shampoos have been used to clean and, at times, condition hair to create silky, smooth strands.

Here is a list of good shampoo brands you might want to consider when buying a shampoo.

PURA D’OR Anti-Hair Loss Premium Organic Argan Oil Shampoo

PURA D'OR Anti-Hair Loss Premium Organic Argan Oil Shampoo (Gold Label), 16 Fluid Ounce

This shampoo costs a lot, but its 100% argan oil formula has long been proven to be great in addressing hair loss, protecting your locks from further damage, and nourishing scalp. Its hypoallergenic formula makes it suitable to use for types of hair.

Completely organic, this top shampoo is the only thing you need to bring your lifeless hair back into life.

Art Naturals Coal Tar Therapeutic Anti Dandruff Shampoo

Art Naturals Scalp18 Coal Tar Therapeutic Anti Dandruff Shampoo 16 oz - Helps clear symptoms of Psoriasis, Eczema, Itchy Scalp & Dandruff - Made in USA with Natural & Organic Ingredients-Sulfate Free

Itchy scalp and dandruff flakes will be a thing of the past with this affordable shampoo. This new shampoo has a revolutionary formula that offers lasting relief to psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis.

It is also clinically tested and approved, making this the number one dermatologist-recommended shampoo for sale.

Batiste Dry Shampoo

Batiste Dry Shampoo, Original, 6.73 Ounce (Packaging May Vary)

This cheap shampoo is most-suited for office workers and gym-goers. This dry shampoo offers instant fix to greasy, oily hair.

Best of all, you don’t even need to take a shower just to use this great shampoo deal – just spray and style and you’re good to go.

Nizoral AntiDandruff Shampoo

Nizoral AntiDandruff Shampoo, 7-Ounce Bottles

A well-known medicated shampoo brand, this inexpensive shampoo rids of dandruff outbreaks with minimal dosage. Just use twice a week and watch your dandruff flakes disappear.

Formulated with wheat protein and wheat germ oil to keep scalp fresh and nourished while killing the dandruff causing bacteria on your head.

K + S Salon Quality Men’s Shampoo

K + S Salon Quality Men's Shampoo - Tea Tree Oil Infused To Prevent Hair Loss, Dandruff, and Dry Scalp (16 oz Bottle)

An affordable shampoo that will leave you with salon-gorgeous hair with every use, it contains tea tree oil to prevent hair fall and dandruff while maintaining your locks softness.

This is the best shampoo for men and women who cannot afford to buy pricey anti-dandruff and anti-hair loss shampoos.

What are Shampoos?

The counterpart of bath soaps, shampoos are viscous liquid that is usually used to clean hair. While some might just also use their current bar soaps to clean their hair, a shampoo is specifically formulated to address certain problems usually faced by active individuals, like hair loss, dandruff, greasy or dry scalp, and so much more.

Just visiting your local supermarket can help you realize just how wide a variety different shampoo brands there are.

The most common formulation of commercial shampoos normally includes sodium lauryl sulfate (as surfactant or cleaning agent) and cocamidopropyl betaine, a type of oil to make the shampoo foam better.

Most shampoos also include fragrance to help make the washed hair smell good. Although most will tell you to stay away from scented bath soaps, buying a scented shampoo is actually okay as the scent does not really contribute to aggravate the most common hair problems like split-ends, flaky scalp, brittle hair, or thin scalp.

What to Look For

As bath soaps are dependent on skin types, the right shampoo is also dependent on your hair type.

Normal hair (not too dry, not too oily) is, as always, lucky since the only thing they need to be worried about is if they will like the scent of their shampoo or not.

However, greasy or oily hair is a different story. These needed a specialized shampoo just to get all the gunk out of your hair. The fastest way to choose from, all the shampoos that labeled themselves good for oily hair is to take a look at its ingredients list. The fewer the ingredients listed the better as you don’t want all those unpronounceable chemical ingredients to further clog your scalp and make it more oily.

You will also need to steer clear of moisturizing or conditioning shampoos as you wouldn’t want to hydrate your hair and scalp more than it already is. You should purchase a clarifying or increase the shampoo volume instead to rid your scalp of any excess sebum, though you must use this with caution as you might end up with dry hair with excessive use.

Limp hair and oily scalp can also suffer from dandruff outbreaks because of the excess in oil production. Choose a shampoo with active ingredients like ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, zinc pyrithione, and tea tree extracts to combat the dandruff-causing fungi on your head.

For dry scalps, you need a shampoo that is rich in oil-extracts. Argan, coconut, avocado, and grapeseed oils are popular ingredients in these shampoos. Since dry scalp can also lead to fine, brittle hair, make sure that your shampoo is hydrating, moisturizing or conditioning. For extra hydration, you can always use an additional conditioner on top of your regular shampoo to make your hair smoother and softer.

Shampoo also differs depending on the thickness of your mane. Thin hair with oily scalps will need a shampoo that will add more volume to it. On the other hand, thin hair and dry scalps will need a hydrating shampoo that can help thicken your hair strands, making it appear to have more volume.

Thick hair on the other hand can greatly benefit from using those balancing or clarifying shampoos since these types of hair tend to pick up more dirt and grime from its surroundings quite easily.

Those with colored hair will also need to purchase a shampoo with special color, preservatives to protect the hair dye used.

Washing your hair with shampoo should not be a daily ritual, whether you have normal, dry, or oily scalps. Doctors usually recommend shampooing three times a week to protect the natural oil in your hair. Washing it too much will just strip away the natural oil for dry scalps or will directly result to oily scalps to work double time to produce more unnecessary oil. But don’t put too much space between your shampooing days either as dry scalps will tend to look more lifeless and oily scalps will tend to feel heavier than usual because of the dirt and pollution that got attached to your hair.

Chemically manufactured shampoos are way cheaper than the herbal shampoos but the main purpose of cleaning hair basically remains the same.

If you tend to choose organic, all-natural shampoos in lieu of chemically synthesized ones, never forget to read the label and have a basic understanding of the ingredients listed on the bottle. Remember that just because it is organic, herbal, botanical, or all-natural, it does not necessarily follow that it will be good for your scalp.

It is pretty hard to judge if the natural ingredient is good for your scalp especially if you have no idea what exactly makes that special ingredient. You might end up using a shampoo that is completely wrong for you just because you neglect to read the bottle.

1 Comment

  1. Mary Ware

    The best I have ever used is the GKhair anti-dandruff shampoo that was very much effective in banishing the pesky white flakes from my itchy and flaky scalp. I’d highly recommend this shampoo to everyone who wants to get rid of the hair dandruff. 🙂 <3

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